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Games industry roundup: Slight Mad's Mad Box trademark dispute, blockchain fundraising challenges, and India lifts TikTok ban

Games industry roundup: Slight Mad's Mad Box trademark dispute, blockchain fundraising challenges, and India lifts TikTok ban

While PocketGamer.biz focuses on the world of mobile gaming, it's always a good idea to keep an eye on the trends, controversies and opportunities of other sectors.

To that end, each week we round up the hottest stories as selected by our expert editorial team across our network of sites that includes PCGamesInsider.biz, InfluencerUpdate.biz and BlockchainGamer.biz.

Looking for a mobile roundup? You can check out our Hot Five here. You can also catch up on all the news coming out of Asia in our East Meets West roundup here.

Learn more about all these sectors of the games industry at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle on May 13th and 14th or at Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong on July 17th and 18th.

Hottest stories

Over on PCGamesInsider.biz, there's the story that Slightly Mad's Mad Box console has run into some trouble after a dispute over the name from a French casual games publisher, and there's an interview with Keywords CEO Andrew Day about the company's acquisition strategy for the year ahead.

In the blockchain space, IOST has introduced a mobile log-in system as it seeks to open itself up to mass adoption, and the 'Blockchain Braintrust' looks into the challenges of raising funds for a blockchain game.

InfluencerUpdate.biz meanwhile, Tencent-backed livestreaming platform Douyu has filed for a $500 million IPO in the US, India's ban on TikTok has been lifted, and Instagram may be planning to hide likes and engagement numbers.


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Senior Editor

Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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